This fall, fishing was banned or sharply limited in 18 percent of California's ocean waters from Half Moon Bay to Santa Barbara under a landmark state plan. But that was only the first part. Now, scientists need to see how fast sea life recovers. QUEST finds out: how do you count the fish in the sea?
You may listen to the "One Fish, Two Fish: The Science of Protecting Sea Life" radio report online, as well as find additional links and resources.
Andrea Kissack is Senior Editor for QUEST at KQED Public Radio.